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The LearningTimes.org membership includes the leading thinkers and doers in education, learning, training, public policy and technology. From accomplished educators, to renowned authors, prominent CEOs, high-profile technology developers, distinguished college presidents, honorable elected officials, public policy makers, association leaders, to popular bloggers, and movers and shakers in their own local communities -- LearningTimes.org is home to the leading minds and personalities in the field. All graciously volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of peers around the globe. Join them.


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A Sample of LearningTimes.org Volunteer Guests and Contributors

Clark Aldrich  

Clark Aldrich
Aldrich is the author of Learning by Doing, and is an analyst, columnist, speaker and consultant. He led the international team that created SimuLearn's Virtual Leader product. He has been a featured guest on webcasts featured throughout the LearningTimes Network of communities.

 
 
Buthaina Al Othman  

Buthaina Al Othman
Buthaina is an EFL instructor at the Language Center of Kuwait University. She is also a member of Webheads in Action, (WIA) a group focused on language learning online which conducts weekly meetings and activities in LearningTimes.org.

 
 
Charles Ansorge  

Charles Ansorge
University of Nebraska
Charles Ansorge is a professor in Teachers College at the University of Nebraska, and a leader and participant in many LT events. He often facilitates events on 'low threshold applications' in education.

 
 
John Bailey  

John Bailey
US Department of Education
As Director Office of Educational Technology, John Bailey appeared on LearningTimes to discuss No Child Left Behind and the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

 
 
Dan Balzer  

Dan Balzer
The 21st Century Information Literacy Project, IMSA
Dan Balzer is an instructional designer, and a frequent leader of webcasts and discussions within LearningTimes on a variety of topics, such as scenario-based learning and live online facilitation.

 
 
Richard Baraniuk  

Richard Baraniuk
The Connexions Project, Rice University
Baraniuk is Professor in the Digital Signal Processing Group at Rice University and Director of the Connexions Project, a collaborative, community-driven approach to authoring, teaching, and learning.

 
 
Eric Bassett  

Eric Bassett
Eduventures
Bassett is Director of Research Practice at Eduventures, and author of a report entitled: "Uncovering K-12 Professional Development Opportunities". He discussed the report's findings during an LT webcast.

 
 
Elderbob  

Robert "Elderbob" Brannon
Elderbob, a coach and consultant, is a frequent contributor to LearningTimes.org and has organized Toolsday sessions within the community, member-led live explorations of innovative educational technologies.

 
 
Allan Carrington  

Allan Carrington
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Allan is Instructional Designer for Online Education at the University of Adelaide. He has extensive experience in online collaboration and is a regular contributor and facilitator of LT activities.

 
 
Michael Chalk  

Michael Chalk
Michael Chalk of Australia is Flexible & Online Learning Coordinator in language and literacy with Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE). He moderated an engaging live online session on the use of blogs in education and compiled a blog resource listing for the community.

 
 
Sen. Hillary Clinton  

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
US Senate (NY)
Senator Clinton joined over 1200 LearningTimes Network members live online to discuss the needs of "non-traditional students". Sen. Clinton has also accepted an Innovations Award from LearningTimes.

 
 
Steve Coffman  

Steve Coffman
LSSI, Inc. / Tutor.com
Steve is VP of Business Development for LSSI, Inc. and VP of Tutor.com. He has led several LT workshops and webcasts on topics such as alternative funding sources for schools and libraries.

 
 
Michael Coghlan  

Michael Coghlan
Douglas Mawson Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Adelaide, South Australia
Michael Coghlan is an ESL lecturer with adult migrants, and a teacher educator. He is a frequent contributor to LT and facilitates the global exploration of using voice in online learning.

 
 
Martin Dougiamas  

Martin Dougiamas
Moodle.org
Martin is a member of LearningTimes.org and recently made a guest appearance during a member-led Toolsday session on Moodle, the open source course management system that he developed.

 
 
Jonathan Finkelstein  

Jonathan Finkelstein
LearningTimes Network
Jonathan Finkelstein is the founder of LearningTimes and is regarded as an expert on online learning community-building, synchronous facilitation, and the development of educational technology tools.

 
 
Thomas Flynn  

Thomas Flynn
Monroe Community College
Thomas Flynn is the President of Monroe Community College, and was a panelist on the "Non-Traditional Student" webcast led by Sen. Hillary Clinton.

 
 
Karen García  

Dr. Karen García
Dr. García has over 20 years experience in the development of organizations and community programs across United States and Puerto Rico. She is currently exploring the widespread use of technology within learning environments and its associated cultural transformation.

 
 
Steve Gilbert  

Steve Gilbert
The TLT Group
Steve Gilbert is the President and founder of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group, an independent nonprofit organization. He is a frequent guest on LearningTimes.org webcasts.

 
 
Ira Glass  

Ira Glass
As host and producer of the documentary public radio program This American Life on National Public Radio (NPR). Glass recorded a special audio message for LearningTimes members on the importance of storytelling to learning.

 
 
Casey Green  

Casey Green
The Campus Computing Project
Casey Green, the founder and director of the longest running study of the impact of IT on higher education, is a frequent guest on free LearningTimes webcasts and live interviews.

 
 
Jennifer Hofmann  

Jennifer Hofmann
InSync Center and InSync Training
Jennifer is founder of the largest community of education and training professionals devoted to live online learning. She is the author of numerous articles and books on synchronous instruction.

 
 
Deb Howes  

Deborah Howes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Deb Howes is Museum Educator at the Met. She has appeared on LearningTimes webcasts on such topics as "What Can Museums and Educational Institutions Learn From Each Other".

 
 
Hope Kandel  

Hope Kandel
LearningTimes
Hope produces all library-related programming and workshops within the LearningTimes Network, and is a member of the LT Editorial Board. She also manages the LearningTimes Library Online Community.

 
 
Brenda Kempster  

Brenda Kempster
The Kempster Group / ICTLiteracy.info
Brenda Kempster is President of Kempster Group, and leader of the LT-affiliated ICTLiteracy.info community. She has moderated numerous sessions, including the "ICT Literacy for All" series.

 
 
Randall Kindley  

Randall Kindley
The Performance Group
Randall Kindley is President of The Performance Group and a writer on performance improvement & elearning. He leads numerous events in LearningTimes, such as sessions on scenario-based learning.

 
 
Don Knezek  

Don Knezek, Ph.D.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Don Knezek is the CEO of ISTE and is recognized nationally as a leader for technology in schools. He has appeared on several LearningTimes webcasts, including sessions on the NECC conference and ICT literacy.

 
 
Abe Lachman  

Abraham Lackman
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Abraham Lackman, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, was a panelist on the "Non-Traditional Student" webcast led by Sen. Hillary Clinton

 
 
Allan Levine  

Alan Levine
Maricopa Community Colleges
Since 1992, Alan Levine has been an Instructional Technologist in the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction. He is a well-known innovator in educational technology, and has led LT webcasts.

 
 
Angelo John Lewis  

Angelo John Lewis
Angelo John Lewis Associates
As the leader of the Virtual Communities Working Group within LT, Angelo facilitates the exploration of virtual communities and the use of technology for linking geographically dispersed organizations.

 
 
Phillip Long  

Phillip Long
MIT
Phillip Long is a Senior Strategist for the Academic Computing Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a podcast interview in LearningTimes, Long discussed open source and community-owned initiatives, including: The Sakai Project, MIT OpenCourseWare, and the Horizon Report.

 
 
George Lorenzo  

George Lorenzo
Educational Pathways / Lorenzo Associates, Inc.
George Lorenzo is the editor of Educational Pathways. He has written featured columns in LearningTimes.org about distance learning and teaching in higher education.

 
 
Susan Manning  

Susan Manning
Waubonsee Community College
Susan Manning, Ph.D., teaches English as a Second Language. She has led many events on the LearningTimes Network, including a session on "Creating a CD Portfolio for Documenting Student Progress".

 
 
Mark David Milliron  

Mark Milliron
League for Innovation in the Community College
Mark Milliron is President of the League for Innovation in the Community College. He has made several appearances on LearningTimes webcasts.

 
 
Carol McCullough  

Carol McCullough
Flexible Learning Consultant at TAFE
Carol is a Flexible Learning Consultant and a LearnScope Manager at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She has led discussions on online coaching and mentoring within LT.

 
 
Mike McCurry  

Mike McCurry
Former White House Press Secretary for US President Bill Clinton
Mike McCurry, partner at Public Strategies in Washington, participated in an LT webcast on the impact of ICT (information and communications technology) Literacy and the Internet on the civic process.

 
 
Bruce Neubauer  

Bruce Neubauer
Pittsburg State University, Kansas
Dr. Bruce Neubauer teaches computer science courses at Pittsburg State University. He is a LT Global Collaboration Grant recipient and is an active facilitator of discussions within LearningTimes.org.

 
 
Susanne Nyrop  

Susanne Nyrop
Sus is a member of several online groups within LearningTimes and is a graduate student of education research from the Danish University of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an avid contributor and leader in LearningTimes.org, and is a recipient of an LT Global Collaboration Grant.

 
 
Diana Oblinger  

Diana Oblinger
EDUCAUSE
Dr. Diana G. Oblinger was a featured guest during the "Educating the Net Generation" webcast and podcast series within LearningTimes. She is Vice President for EDUCAUSE, responsible for the association's teaching and learning activities and the direction of the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative.

 
 
Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt  

Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
Crossroads Consulting Group
Drs. Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt are frequent guests on LearningTimes programs. They are well-known authors on learning communities and online learning, and are also online educators.

 
 
Matthew Pittinsky  

Matthew Pittinsky
Blackboard, Inc.
Trained as a social studies teacher, Blackboard Inc. Chairman Matthew Pittinsky comes from a family of educators. He leads one of the most renowned educational technology companies in the world.

 
 
Marc Prensky  

Marc Prensky
Games2train
Marc Prensky is the author of Digital Game-Based Learning and the founder and CEO of Games2train. He has appeared on several LT webcasts on game-based learning.

 
 
Ferdi Serim  

Ferdi Serim
Online Internet Institute
Author Ferdi Serim helps people learn to read, write and think, using technology to expand the boundaries of what they read, write and think about. He is an avid contributor on ICT literacy issues.

 
 
Paul Stacey  

Paul Stacey
BCcampus.ca
Paul Stacey is Director of Development at BCcampus, and host and producer of LearningTimes.org events. His webcasts, e-learning columns and engaging blogs are staples of LearningTimes.org.

 
 
Barbara Stein  

Barbara Stein
National Education Assocation (NEA)
Barbara Stein is a senior policy analyst on education technology and online education on the staff of the 2.7 million member National Education Association. She was a webcast panelist on NECC conference themes.

 
 
Bronwyn Stuckey  

Bronwyn Stuckey
University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Bronwyn Stuckey's doctoral research has been to explore Communities and Networks of Practice as options for online professional development. She has shared her research within LearningTimes.org.

 
 
Peter Stokes  

Peter Stokes
Eduventures, Inc.
Peter Stokes is the Executive Vice President of Eduventures. He is recognized as one of the leading analysts covering learning markets, and has made many contributions to webcasts conducted by LT.

 
 
Andrea Taylor  

Andrea L. Taylor
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Prior to joining EDC, she was President of the Benton Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of WNYC Public Radio and New York's Film Forum. Taylor has been a panelist on LT live webcasts.

 
 
Thiagi  

Thiagi
The Thiagi Group
Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan has published 40 books, 120 games and simulations, and more than 200 articles. He conducts live virtual classroom sessions and workshops in LearningTimes.

 
 
Joyce Tsunoda  

Joyce Tsunoda
Community Colleges, University of Hawai‘i / East-West Center
Dr. Joyce S. Tsunoda is Emeritus Chancellor for the Community Colleges, University of Hawai‘i. She was a panelist on the "Non-Traditional Student" webcast led by Sen. Hillary Clinton.

 
 
John Walber  

John Walber
LearningTimes, LLC
John Walber is the CEO of LearningTimes and Executive Producer of LearningTimes.org. He has a diverse background in high-tech management, operations and educational media programming.

 
 
Kris Wetterlund  

Kris Wetterlund
Museum-Ed.org and Sandbox Studios
Kris Wetterlund has appeared in audio interviews and webcast panel discussions inside LearningTimes on museum education and online community. She has also conducted several live online demonstration sessions of ARTstor, a non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 
 
Nancy White  

Nancy White
Full Circle Associates
Nancy is a skilled online host and facilitator, and is founder and president of Full Circle Associates. A friend of LearningTimes and live webcast guest, Nancy also hosts the Online Facilitation listserv.

 
 
       

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